Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Don't You Love to Read??

A while ago I read this AMAZING book called My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult. I can't even begin to explain how great this book was. It was on a controversial topic and it really makes you think. Here is the description from Chapers:

"New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that triumphs over human weakness.

Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate -- a life and a role that she has never challenged...until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister -- and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable, a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves. "

Well the other day I was at Walmart and i saw this book called "Nineteen Minutes" and noticed that it was by the same author. Now it was pretty cheap because Walmart is now selling books at the american price. But i decided to wait and see if they sold it at my work because I knew I would get it cheaper. Today i walked in and there it was! I bought it immediately...I read a few pages during my break and it already sounds good. So I'm pretty excited about my new book! I'm sure I will be done in a few days. Here is a preview of "Nineteen Minutes" from Chapters as well:

Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of "My Sister's Keeper" and "The Tenth Circle," pens her most riveting book yet, with a startling and poignant story about the devastating aftermath of a small-town tragedy.
Sterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens--until the day its complacency is shattered by an act of violence. Josie Cormier, the daughter of the judge sitting on the case, should be the state's best witness, but she can't remember what happened before her very own eyes--or can she? As the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show--destroying the closest of friendships and families. "Nineteen Minutes" asks what it means to be different in our society, who has the right to judge someone else, and whether anyone is ever really who they seem to be.

If anyone reads this post I really hope you will check out this author because you will fall in love with her books!

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